The eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Kitach Lim will commence a two day official visit to Nigeria from November 20 and round off the following day November 21, 2022.
Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh disclosed this to newsmen Tuesday evening during a meeting with senior Maritime journalists in his office.
Dr. Jamoh stated that during the visit by Lim, the first by any IMO scribe in 15 years to Nigeria will afford him the opportunity to commission various maritime infrastructural projects initiated by the NIMASA.
According to the Director General the visit of the IMO Chief is a testament that Nigeria is doing great on issues of international and regional Maritime security. Jamoh indicated that the visit exemplifies the love the IMO chief has for our country.
The Secretary General, recently commended Nigeria in fighting to a standstill the activities of piracy especially in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) through coordinated collaboration.
He has also thumbed up the leadership of the Director General in improving the status of Nigeria in World Maritime affairs.
This came as the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy report in the third quarter of 2022 indicated that Nigeria recorded zero piracy attacks in the review period. A development, the NIMASA helmsman described as a milestone in the fight against insecurity, stating that no major pirate attack has been recorded in Nigeria’s waterways since the last quarter of 2021.